Following the hardships and other resultant impacts of the 2022 ravaging floods across the Niger Delta, especially in Ijaw land, the parent socio-cultural group of the Ijaw ethnic nationality, the Ijaw National Congress(INC), has said plans were underway for it to institute a legal action against the federal government over what it described as the former’s negligence and failure to build the Dasin Hausa dam in Adamawa state to checkmate the flooding in Nigeria.
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has again tasked the federal government on its support to the state to cushion the effect of the devastating floods.
Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has expressed surprise that the federal government had yet to respond three weeks after a massive flooding hit Bayelsa State.
The Leadership of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has empathized with its members and the people of Bayelsa State who were directly or indirectly impacted by the ravaging floods in the state.
Nigeria has been hit by devastating flooding over the past weeks, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 600 people, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people after their homes were inundated. With rains expected to continue over the next days, below is a statement by Abu Jibril, Acting Country Director of WaterAid in Nigeria. […]
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has called for emergency measure by the Federal Government in form of Special Intervention Fund that will assist states ravaged by flood and the consequential effect of the spillage of Kainji, Shiroro, and Jebba Hydro Power Dams.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has said he is “deeply saddened,” over the announcement by the Nigerian government that floods in parts of the country have claimed about 200 lives and a further 1,310 injured. He made this known on Thursday as he also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and […]
The Lagos State Government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. The government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, expressed dismay that the lawless activities of some people were constantly putting the lives […]